Learning In Autonomous Robots

H. Hexmoor
Lisa A. Meeden, Swarthmore College


The definitions above, separated by ten years, represent two very different conceptions of learning. For Simon learning depends on an internal change in representation, and for Kaelbling it is instead measured in terms of an external change in behaviour. Furthermore, Kaelbling's focus on the situatedness of the learning system being embedded in its environment reflects the recent experience gained by much direct experimentation with physical robots.